Originally Posted by Contumacious
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Seeking to limit the private ownership of guns is about as irrational a response to violence as would be a proposal to eliminate the private ownership of cars in order to prevent the deaths of tens of thousands of people who are killed annually in auto accidents. The LA Times informs us that, on the same day as the Connecticut shootings, a man in China attacked twenty-two schoolchildren and an adult with a knife, an occurrence that "was reminiscent of a spate of knife attacks on schoolchildren that took place across China in 2010." The same news story informs us that a young man had been arrested following the box-cutter slashing of a number of young women on a subway. The report ends with a reference to China’s stringent gun-control laws.End Quotes
The only solution to the collective madness of our world lies in the processes of individuation. Carl Jung made the point as explicitly as can be stated: "if the individual is not truly regenerated in spirit, society cannot be either, for society is the sum total of individuals in need of redemption." It is neither politicians, media voices with their make-believe expressions of grief, nor self-styled "experts" seeking "consolation" or "closure" that can restore our social sanity, but our individual selves – you and I – walking away from the mindless masses through which the established order pursues its ends while destroying our children.
The amount and quality of the virtual violence (video games and movies) that children of all ages experience during their formative years has been suspected, studied, and documented to cause an emotional desensitizing to violence in the real world.
The "rating system" is a joke. Children of all ages experience this virtual violence. Does it occur to anyone else that the amount of virtual violence saturating their minds could be a factor that is "destroying our children"?
A number of these mass murders have been committed by teens and young persons. They weren't born to be mass murderers.